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Lucy Liu is a TV and film actress known for her work on Ally McBeal and in the Charlie's Angels films.
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Her other film efforts released that year, including the independent feature The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, Play it to the Bone, with Woody Harrelson and Antonio Banderas, and Molly, starring Elisabeth Shue, quickly disappeared from view. Liu had a good deal more luck in 2000,
starring in the hit comedy-Western Shanghai Noon as a rebellious Chinese princess who is kidnapped and taken to America’s Wild West, only to be rescued by bumbling heroes played by Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson.
In early 2000, it was announced that Liu had snagged one of the most coveted roles in Hollywood, that of the third glamorous female crime fighter in the big-screen update of Aaron Spelling’s 1970s detective series Charlie’s Angels. The film, which costarred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Bill Murray (with whom Liu reportedly fought during filming), was released in November 2000. A sequel is planned for June 2002 entitled Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
In addition to her red-hot acting career (the fourth season of Ally McBeal kicked off in the fall of 2000), Liu is also an accomplished visual artist who has frequently displayed her mixed media compositions at galleries in New York and Los Angeles. In 1994, she won a grant to study art in China based on an exhibition of her work at a gallery in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood.
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